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Politics / Health and Fitness May 17, 2017 - 07:21 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Politics

Like many fellow fatties out their deluding themselves that they are healthy due to keeping fit / taking regular exercise. After all exercise is good for you, so surely it negates the negative effects of having a body mass index of over 30? Well a new UK study into the medical records of 3.5 million NHS GP patients bursts that bubble !


The new study by researchers at the University of Birmingham contradicts most of the fitness gurus out there on the internet by stating that being fit and obese does NOT protect people in later life from ill health i.e. it does not matter that your fitness programme helps keep your blood pressure and blood sugar levels normal whilst being obese, as the study found they were at far higher risk, over 50% higher risk of developing heart disease, strokes when compared to people of normal weight.

What the study implies that heart disease / attacks and strokes are far more a function of being obese than having high blood pressure / sugar levels.

This should act as a wake up call to everyone who is obese, as it is very easy for people to delude themselves that they are fine, especially if they keep fit and active. The only way to reduce risks of ill health in later life is for obese people to LOSE FAT! Which means to trend towards getting ones BMI to under 30.

1. Calc Your BMI

So the first step is to work out your BMI.

a. Divide your weight (KG) by your height (metres)

b. Divide (a) by your height again.

So 100kg divided by 1.70m = 58.82

Then divide 58.82 by 1.7 again for a BMI of 34.6.

2. Burn More than you Eat

The fundamentals for weight loss are to burn more calories than you consume.

a. Get a calorie tracker on your smartphone.

b. Slowly start introducing more and more calorie burning activities, i.e. gardening, DIY, tidying up, going for walks are a good starting place.

3. Target a Max of 4lb loss per month!

Your goal should be to lose about 4lbs per month and not more! As your objective is to lose FAT and NOT Muscle.

So don't try to achieve too much of a weight loss in too short space of time because your body will go into starvation mode and burn muscle rather than FAT!

Remember Fat is BAD, Muscle is GOOD!

In fact when you are ready aim to introduce some strength training into your fitness programme so as to increase muscle mass.

So do the above for 6 months and your 24lb weight loss should convert into lowering your BMI by 3 i.e. from 33 to 30.

Your 34 BMI analyst.

By Nadeem Walayat

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